If you do not throw yourself into the breakers, how will you ever meet the one who frolics in the waves? 

--Zen Saying

The Auckland Zen Centre is a Buddhist community supporting authentic Zen practice and training in Auckland City, New Zealand.

 Learn to MeditateZen Meditation Workshops

These workshops are in a two-part format, and include:

  • detailed instructions on sitting and walking meditation
  • how to establish a daily practice at home
  • developing mindfulness in daily life.

After you have attended the introductory workshops you can come to any of the sittings offered by the Centre. The next pair of workshops are 1 & 8 April 2017 (both Saturdays).


  • BREAKING NEWS! At 7 p.m. next Friday, 31 March, deep ecologist John Seed will give a public talk at the Centre, entitled Buddha Touched the Earth. The talk is free/by donation and open to the public -- donations will go to two projects John supports, indigenous survival in India and Mothers' Radiation Lab Fukushima. More about the talk here, as well as a PDF poster for distribution.
  •  Note: No Monday night sitting until further notice.
  • T-Shirts New AZC T-shirts have arrived! See here for details and picture.
  • Qi Gong with Orlando Morales is every month on Saturday. The next class is Saturday 22 April, 9 - 10:30 a.m. Please register here.

  • The Autumn Term Intensive has started, and runs until 4 April. Details here.

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